The cold months are coming, bringing biting winds and snow. Don’t be fooled by WSMR’s mountains and desert climate, snow is a present danger when the air begins to cool down and the leaves change. Here are some important things to remember when breaking out winter clothes and encountering inclement weather and impassable roads:
Remain calm, DPW has you covered.
Main cantonment roadway priority of effort.
- Owen Road and War Highway within WSMR boundary only 2. Owen Road to clover leaf 3. Headquarters Avenue 4. Rock Island 5. Aberdeen 6. Picatinny to Ripley 7. Ripley 8. MLK Road, Dyer Street 9. RR 1 to WSMR boundary 10. Nike Avenue from Headquarters Avenue to Oro Grande boundary gate.
- Range Road (RR) 7 to Rhodes Canyon
The priorities in Table 2 apply parking lots, sidewalks and elevated entrances on the main cantonment.
Main cantonment parking lots, sidewalks, elevated entrances 1. 407th LRC Fuel Point main cantonment Aberdeen East 2. Building 1363, McAfee Army Medical Clinic 3. AAFES Gas Station 4. AAFES Troop Store 5. DeCA Commissary 6. DFMR Child Development Center 7. DFMWR food activities (Frontier Club, Italian Café, Bowling Center) 8. Building 100, Command Headquarters The priorities in Table 3 and 4 apply to clearings in the Stallion Range Center area.
Stallion Roadway priority of effort
- Range Road 7 from Stallion Range Center to Rhodes Canyon 2. Range Road 6 (Tularosa Gate) to Rhodes Canyon 3. Range Road 10 from G10 to RATSCATT Table 4 Stallion parking lots, sidewalks, elevated entrances 1. Building 24228-Stallion Range Center Fire Department 2. Stallion LRC POL Station 3. Stallion Security Parking lot 4. Road to GEODDS 5. Water Plant 6. Stallion Helipad/Airfield
- Roads will be plowed as soon as conditions allow.
- Road Graders will be dispatched to the most affected area first.
- Primary Range Roads (RR-5, RR-6, RR-7, RR-9, and RR-12) will be plowed first.
- Mountainous roads like Salinas and North Oscura Peak will be cleared during daylight hours for safety reasons.
IF YOU DO NOT NEED TO TRAVEL THESE ROADS, PLEASE STAY CLEAR.
- Please use caution when encountering snow clearing equipment. Many times the operator is focused on his equipment and may not see you.
- DO NOT PASS SNOW CLEARING EQUIPMENT.
- STAY 100 FEET BEHIND SNOW CLEARING EQUIPMENT.
- Please report any roads needing clearing to the DPW trouble desk at 678-1116 Sand, rather than salt is used to clear ice from the roads. Please take the same care driving on sanded roads as you would with salted roads. If there are any questions, call the DPW trouble desk at (575) 678-1116.